Metropolitan Police Service Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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    Research Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Metropolitan Police Service (London, England (UK)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through recruitment agency for the job. About a week later I had a phone interview and a week and a half later I was offered the job. The phone interview wasn't that hard but it was tough enough for me to be interested in the job. I came from an unrelated field so I had to keep on my toes. I then had to wait for the clearance to go through which took almost 2 1/2 months. This is normal so find a job to fill in between this time.

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    • For security reasons the job description posted wasn't the same as what the job was. This made the interview tougher!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Started on 11.68 per hour then after 3 months went up to 15.34. (GBP)

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    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Metropolitan Police Service (London, England (UK)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Assessment Centre numerous exercises to test aptitude. Nothing too rigorous. Testing resilience , rise to the challenge and honesty and integrity. Testing to display thinking on your feet. Also role plays! The process can be unnerving but if you act normally you will be fine. Policing starts you from scratch don't try and second guess scenarios. They aren't looking for ready made police officers they are looking for the potential. It is a massive organisation the importance at assessment is to demonstrate what you know already about policing or what interests you

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    • Why do you want to become a police officer?   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at Metropolitan Police Service (London, England (UK)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Competency Interview questions were based on the role and the interview wanted to assess past behaviour to determine future behaviour. It was a panel interview conducted by the line manager of the role as well as an officer who represented the uniformed service. The interview lasted an hour in within that hour some 8 questions were asked and I was given opportunity to ask questions at the end.

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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Metropolitan Police Service (London, England (UK)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Applied online, waited 1 month before I heard anything back, got a letter asking me to attend an interview. Arrived at Hendon (police training ground) and had to take a maths test and English test I passed these and then had a interview with a panel of 3 people.

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    • Why do you want to work for us What can you bring How you've dealt with diversity in a previous role   Answer Question
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    Forensic Computing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Metropolitan Police Service in January 2008.

    Interview

    Panel of three, one asking HR questions, one asking technical questions and the other asking privacy/data security questions

    Interview Questions

    • At the scene of a crime how would your search affect the national intelligence model?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fixed offer, no opportunity for negotiation

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